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Overall Rating9.5
Overall Image Quality9.5
Value for Money10
Bokeh7
Sharpness9
Contrast9
Focusing8.5
Must Have8
Suitability to Intended Use10
Got What I Expected10
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Tamron SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD, reviewed by bobadrunk

 
bobadrunk
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May 17, 2020 19:50 |  #1

This lens is quite a hidden gem, despite the rave ratings from those that reviewed it. So far, it is the only stabilised nifty fifty (well, close to nifty fifty!) that's also weather sealed! Stabilisation and MFD are key features to me, as I simply shoot food that I eat at restaurants or businesses. The lighting is often terrible and I'd rather not make a scene by getting out of my seat to take a shot and get in the way of other customers or waiters. The lens nailed both of those while providing a tight enough framing to highlight a meal. I almost never shot wide open with this lens aside for fun, so I can't comment too much on the bokeh (which seemed absolutely fine for me, considering I'd see quite a bit at close focusing distances) but I am aware of the chromatic aberration shooting wide open. Regardless, this lens often goes for under $400 and I believe it is a fantastic value. The focal length of 45mm may seem odd at first but really it behaves no differently from a 50mm.




  
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Jun 30, 2021 09:13 |  #2

How is the AF speed on this lens? Fast enough for indoor sports?




  
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